Anders Edwardsson was born in 1970 in Dalskog, Sweden. After becoming interested in most things that had to do with history, politics and science in his youth, he received an M.A. in political, social and economic history at Uppsala University. After an additional year of studies in history and political science in Grand Forks, North Dakota in 2003-04, he returned to Sweden and started a political consulting firm.
Anders has published two books and worked as a syndicated columnist for a number of Swedish newspapers. In 2011 he moved back to the United States for graduate studies in politics at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He now lives with his American wife, Jen, and their two cats, Gracie and Sweet Pea, in Alexandria, Virginia.

Regarding his photo: he was asked to provide a mug shot.